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Updated July 18, 2017
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ABB Chief Executive Officer Ulrich Spiesshofer
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  1. Featured Review

    "Great Company!"

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    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Current Employee - Management in Chicago, IL
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Super good engineering/innovation. Open and creative attitude. On a roll in the USA adding new products and going after new markets

    Cons

    Minimal. Sometimes inconvenient to navigate a large company

    Advice to Management

    Keep it going! Thank you for investing in the USA!

    ABB Response

    May 3, 2017 – ABB

    We appreciate the feedback. Thank you!


  2. "Summer Intern"

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    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Former Employee - Summer Intern in Sunnyvale, CA
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB (More than a year)

    Pros

    Relax environment. Not a lot of work pressure. Easy going people

    Cons

    Not many interesting projects are there to work on.

  3. "Engineer"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crystal Springs, MS
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in Crystal Springs, MS
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Good benefit and decent bonus.

    Cons

    Can not run from automated design tool.

    Advice to Management

    Engineer training is required what day use daily. People seem to just design it without knowing the product.


  4. "Average employer"

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    Current Employee - Breaker Assembler in Jefferson City, MO
    Current Employee - Breaker Assembler in Jefferson City, MO
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Co-workers are great to work with. Most supervisor are great to work for and very helpful to help increase production in most cases.

    Cons

    A lot of over time 8-20 hours every week. Also a lot of Saturdays. senior Management is very reactive and slow at execution or not at all

    Advice to Management

    Get changes implemented faster. Hold people accountable for purposely not doing their jobs


  5. "Good place to work"

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    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Richmond, VA
    Current Employee - Field Service Engineer in Richmond, VA

    I have been working at ABB full-time (Less than a year)

    Pros

    good pay and benefits good managers

    Cons

    work hard. very busy. not enough manpower

    Advice to Management

    hire


  6. "Former Employee"

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    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Houston, TX
    Former Employee - Business Administrator in Houston, TX

    Pros

    Good company with room for growth and development.

    Cons

    None at this particular time.


  7. "Supply Chain"

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee in San Jose, CA
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time

    Pros

    It is a big company

    Cons

    They hire unqualified "yes" people in Management positions without actual hands on experience or "bad" people managers. Company does not pay competitive wages.

    Advice to Management

    Top heavy overpaid chiefs and underpaid doers. No real direction. It is only about choppin up small companies and outsourcing the business units.

  8. "Application engineer"

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    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Former Employee - Applications Engineer in New Berlin, WI
    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    No opinion of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 10 years)

    Pros

    A very interactive culture throughout.

    Cons

    Large company, easy to get lost.


  9. "Great place to work."

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    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in South Boston, VA
    Former Employee - Process Control Engineer in South Boston, VA
    Recommends
    Positive Outlook
    Approves of CEO

    I worked at ABB full-time (More than 8 years)

    Pros

    Great people to work with and have the best opportunity to use what I learned in college. They hire within the company first to better yourself before hiring outside.

    Cons

    Insurance costs to much for what it cost you monthly and doesn't cover certain medicines that my family and others need on a daily basis.


  10. Helpful (1)

    "Low morale"

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    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Current Employee - Anonymous Employee in Greenville, SC
    Doesn't Recommend
    Negative Outlook
    Disapproves of CEO

    I have been working at ABB full-time (More than 5 years)

    Pros

    Great coworkers, benefits ok, working conditons decent

    Cons

    Even though changes are needed,not all changes are good. Outsourcing of key jobs (Accounting, HR, Supply chain, IT). The jobs that those in these positions, not downsized or transferred to other positions, are more difficut to perform.

    Advice to Management

    We all know that change can be good, but this putsourcing has not helped the employees or improved getting the product to the customer. Rethink this outsourcing.. Even though it looks to save money, does it really if you are losing long term, knowledeable, dedicated employees?. Those not displaced by this are leaving on their own. Not to mention, our customers suffer.


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